John 4:13 ¶ Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
John 4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Humans have a huge thirst for pleasure. It is often misguided but the thirst is very real. The Bible says we were created in the image of God. Our God knows about pleasure (He created it) and He has an infinite thirst for pleasure. Now this is where the problem starts. The Lord’s thirst is a holy thirst. He enjoys purity and holiness that flow from wholesome relationships and pursuits. Even though man was once like that, we were created that way, our thirst for pleasure has been tainted. Our capacity for pleasure is still God sized, its just that our vision has been blurred and our heart has been corrupted. We now try to drink from the cup of lust and immorality or medicate ourselves with alcohol or drugs. Still the God sized thirst remains, nothing of this created world can ever fill our insatiable thirst. Here is how Jonathan Edwards explains it.
“They that have found Christ have a fountain that is exceeding full, full of that which they stand in need of for the supply of the wants, and satisfying the cravings of their souls; a fountain of that happiness that is true happiness, that which is exquisitely sweet, a fountain of living waters from whence rivers are continually flowing. They that find him find rivers of waters in a dry place. Here they find an inexhaustible treasure. Here they find balm to heal the wounds of their souls, excellent food, “fat things full of marrow, and wines on the lees well refined”. Here they find that fruit that is sweet to the taste. Here they find gold tried in the fire. Here is white raiment to clothe them. Here are crowns of glory. Here they have enough, enough to live upon as long as they live in this world, and to all eternity. Here is enough; they can desire no more. The fountain is inexhaustible and never can be diminished.”
There is a fountain filled with life that can quench the longings of our heart. This is the very heart of the gospel message and the ultimate reason Christ came. He came to give us life. Not the kind of life offered by riches, fame, or accomplishments; He came to give us the kind of life He has enjoyed with His Father from before time began. So if your thirsty, come to His fountain and have a drink.